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Bengaluru — Gold edged higher on Thursday, after touching a near 10-week low earlier in the session as the dollar firmed on US jobs data, while investors awaited clarity on US-China trade talks. Spot gold edged 0.2% higher to $1,292.72 an ounce as of 7.06pm GMT. US gold futures settled little changed at $1,294.3. “We bounced off a support level around the 100-day moving average, given the backdrop of weakening data for the most part and central banks on an easing path, markets were suddenly reluctant to keep selling gold below the $1,280 region,” said Ryan McKay, commodity strategist at TD Securities. Gold had earlier touched its lowest since January 25 at $1,280.59 weighed down by a stronger dollar. The dollar was up 0.2% against a basket of currencies as US jobless claims hit a 49-year low last week, pointing to sustained labour market strength despite slowing economic growth.  However, mixed data through the week from around the world did not assure market participants that all w...

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